Dr Ulrike Marx

Lecturer in Management Accounting and Control

ContactDr Ulrike Marx details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1980
  • Email: um26@le.ac.uk
  • Office hours: Monday 12:00noon - 1:00pm, Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00noon (please email for an online appointment via Teams)

Personal details

I joined the School in 2015 having previously worked at the University of Essex, the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany). My diploma degree was in the area of Accounting, followed by a PhD in Management Accounting. My PhD took a governmentality perspective on gender budgeting, describing the emergence of gender budgeting as well as the translation of gender budgeting initiatives into practice. More recently, I do research in the areas of wellbeing, accounting, professions, debt.


I am currently teaching:

  • MN1014 Business, Economy and Society
  • MN2138 Accounting, Decision-Making and Control (module leader)
  • MN2139 Accounting Theory (module leader, paused)
  • MN3101 Dissertations (BSc Accounting and Finance)

Administrative Responsibilities

Athena Swan Deputy

UCU Representative ULSB


On a general level, my research interests are located in interdisciplinary work in the area of management accounting. I understand accounting as social and organisational practice and am particularly interested in projects which look at the emergence and implementation of new accounting practices in the area of social accounting, in policy reforms and performance management, in feminist research in accounting, and in governmentality studies.



Chathurani L K R Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage: Investment Decisions in Mega Projects: A Cultural Political Economy of Development Accounting

Budi Waluyo: Agencification and Financial Management: A Qualitative Case Study of Public Service Agency in Indonesia


Marx, U., & Becker, A. (2020, June). Geschlechterverhältnisse steuern: Zahlen und Feminismus [governing gender: numbers and feminism]. In Geschlechterverhältnisse im Kontext von Unternehmen und Gesellschaft (pp. 165-180). Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.

Marx, Ulrike (2018) Accounting for equality: Gender budgeting and moderate feminism, Gender, Work and Organization.

Nitzl, C./Hirsch, B./Marx, U. (2015): Zur Genese von Vertrauen von Manager/innen gegenüber Controller/innen – ein Vergleich zwischen Frauen und Männern, Die Betriebswirtschaft, 75. Jg., Nr. 2, pp. 97-127.

Marx, U./Becker, A. (2012): Gender Budgeting: Frauen und Männer zählen [Gender budgeting: sex counting]. In Ortlieb, Renate & Sieben, Barbara (eds.), Geschenkt wird einer nichts - oder doch? Festschrift für Gertraude Krell. (pp.129-134). München Mering: Hampp.

Marx, U. /Becker, A. (2011): Gender Budgeting: Quantifizierung und Lippenbekenntnisse [Gender budgeting: quantification and lip services]. In Eibl, Doris G., Jarosch, Marion, Schneider, Ursula A. & Steinsiek, Annette (eds.) Innsbrucker Gender Lectures I. (pp. 179-200). Innsbruck University Press.

Janke, Madeleine, Marx, Ulrike; Pietzner, Andrea; Speda, Aileen (2009): Rechnungswesen und Gender. Ausgewählte Aspekte aus Theorie und Praxis [Accounting and Gender. Theoretical and practical issues]. Berlin: P+H Wissenschaftlicher Verlag ( Schriftenreihe Wirtschaftspraxis 5).

Janke, Madeleine & Marx, Ulrike (2008), Genderbezogene Forschung und Lehre im Fachgebiet Rechnungswesen und Controlling [Gender related research and teaching in accounting and management control], Discussion Paper Series published by the Harriet Taylor Mill-Institute for Economics and Gender Studies, Berlin School of Economics and Law. Discussion paper No. 02, 05/2008.

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